Creating an SSH Key Pair with
Here’s how to setup an SSH Key Pair for convenient usage such as easy authorization with GitLab or GitHub.
But First …
Step by Step
ssh-keygen command and accept all the defaults by tapping the Enter key on everything.
ssh-keygen Generating public/private rsa key pair. Enter file in which to save the key (/home/rwx/.ssh/id_rsa): Enter passphrase (empty for no passphrase): Enter same passphrase again: Your identification has been saved in /home/rwx/.ssh/id_rsa. Your public key has been saved in /home/rwx/.ssh/id_rsa.pub. The key fingerprint is: SHA256:py0qcFZLPV3OtXMlDdjWPco44nGf6v4WR4wesOJEyoU rwx@sk The key's randomart image is: +---[RSA 2048]----+ | . o.+.| | E o .o =.=| | ..+. +=o+oo| | ooo=.=o=oo.| | o .S.* + +o | | . o . * = . | | + o . . o | | . . . . . | | .. ooo. | +----[SHA256]-----+
Now you have a public and private key in your
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ssh-rsa AAAAB3NzaC1yc2EAAAADAQABAAABAQDSLgcGIz6b88L6PMRRjEXnUpopCeLxE3C8+gHGvAQbiZER0OT3q5HnRa7vkZf4HiP0v0OvVO+V73ogeBTc9Q7/wy578wO1sXVzkW6782pqwGCibjopFOBxN1jGa2o6He1S7t+DvRZGXsiHJ8moRTUsX1DHMJZN4bflmAF2oL29/78dezVN8mf4rfGdz3HiaWLnETR1Xn9LY+CRQpvYyP8tYunmPsxSdibX3v5o9CBx2hL4inElhnEUia308jQ1S5Vh5+cKsTK1Md0H4UPX7nmz9Fn1ff+ETzm0FcBWzj1RqA3wThbkqqPY5NsD/TnpZT2+4On70mSqZn0CSn1z0aOD rwx@sk
At this point you may want to cut and paste your public key into a service like GitLab.
[Adding a Public Key to GitLab Settings]